CDG Press Releases
CDG COMMENDS LG TELECOM ON RAPID DEPLOYMENT OF 1xEV-DO REVISION A SERVICES
LG Telecom to Upgrade 84 Cities By End of October
COSTA MESA, CALIF. – September 4, 2007 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today commended LG Telecom on their announcement to make CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) commercially available to their subscribers. The operator is currently deploying Rev. A in Seoul and the surrounding metropolitan areas, rapidly propelling the market toward 3G. By the end of October, and ahead of schedule, LG Telecom will have completed the upgrade in 84 cities, securing 93% coverage of the population.
“The CDG applauds LG Telecom’s leadership in bringing innovative 3G services to market,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “LG Telecom’s Rev. A deployment is testimony to the high demand and performance of 3G CDMA2000. Now LG Telecom can deliver broadband voice, video and data to more of its customers, strengthening CDMA2000’s profile in Asia.”
LG Telecom will launch two types of Rev. A phones in September 2007, with three additional models planned by the end of the year. Rev. A is the most advanced wireless broadband technology commercially available today, allowing for more integrated IP-based voice, video and data services, such as rich voice, push-to-connect, low-delay gaming and packet-switched video telephony. Rev. A also will enable a smooth upgrade to 1xEV-DO Revisions B and Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) within the next few years.
“Our decision to deploy Rev. A reflects our strong commitment to deliver the best voice, multimedia and broadband data services to our customers,” Joo Sik Choi, chief strategy officer of LG Telecom. “In addition, Rev. A’s performance and economics are so powerful that we expect the level of healthy competition in Korea to be elevated further, strengthening the health of the wireless industry and ultimately benefiting the end user. We are confident that the demand for Rev. A — along with its capacity for easy and seamless network upgrades — will enable it to prevail in the long run.”
More information on CDMA2000 is available at www.cdg.org.
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